Press Releases

The Anaheim Police Department provides a full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) to coordinate the release of information to the public via the media. It is our goal to provide prompt and accurate release of information. Media inquiries should be directed to Sgt. Shane Carringer at - office (714) 765-1521, mobile (714) 493-7541 or via email at SCarringer@anaheim.net.
  1. Anaheim Police Arrest Man in Shooting Death of Juvenile

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 9, 2021) – On September 5, 2021, Anaheim police officers responded to a residence to investigate a report of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot. Read on...
  2. Homicide Investigation/Officer-Involved Shooting Victim and Suspect Identification

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 1, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives have identified the victim and suspect involved in yesterday’s murder and officer involved shooting. Read on...
  3. Homicide Investigation/Officer Involved Shooting

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 31, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives are investigating a homicide that lead to an officer involved shooting in Anaheim. Read on...
  4. Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 18, 2021) – Anaheim sexual assault detectives received a tip that Mr. Erik Robles was possessing and distributing child pornography. Read on...
  5. Homicide Victim Identification

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 2, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives have identified the victim of an August 1, 2021 homicide as Tyrone Portis, a 43-year-old resident of Buena Park. Read on...
  6. Homicide Victim Identification / Attempt to Identify Witness

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 28, 2021) – Anaheim PD homicide detectives are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a possible witness to a homicide. Read on...
  7. Homicide Victim Identification

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 2, 2021) – Anaheim PD homicide detectives have identified the deceased victim from a June 1, 2021 shooting, as 25-year-old Abel Saldana, of Garden Grove. Read on...
  8. Homicide Arrest

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 31, 2021) – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have arrested 30-year-old David Steven Abbott, a male resident of Anaheim for the beating death of a 70-year-old, male Anaheim resident Rahmatolah “Davey” Yaghoubi. Read on...
  9. Anaheim Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – Anaheim Police Detectives have arrested an Anaheim elementary school teacher for possession of child pornography. Read on...
  10. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 7, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, May 7, 2021 near Lincoln Avenue and Sunkist Street starting at 6:00 P.M. Read on...
  11. Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect from 41-Year-Old Cold Case Homicide

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 30, 2021) – More than 41 years after 79-year-old Viola Hagenkord was found sexually assaulted and deceased in her Anaheim apartment, New Mexico, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Read on...
  12. Murder Suspect Arrest / Victim Identification

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – Anaheim Police Investigators have located and arrested Fernando Garcia, 39, of Anaheim for the murder of 34-year-old Francisco Villagomez, also of Anaheim. Read on...
  13. Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Suspect Identified

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 25, 2021) – Homicide detectives have identified 39-year-old Anaheim resident Fernando Garcia as a murder suspect. Read on...
  14. Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Police Arrest Suspect

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 16, 2021) – Homicide detectives have arrested Richard Flores, 20, of Anaheim for the nighttime shooting death of 30-year-old Jefferson Anthony Davis, also of Anaheim. Read on...
  15. Anaheim Police Arrest Three for Murder Following Eight-Month Investigation

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 16, 2021) – Homicide detectives have arrested three Fullerton residents for the murder of 28-year-old Edwin Richard Ramirez Hernandez. Read on...
  16. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 7, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, April 9, 2021 near Lincoln Avenue and Brookhurst Street starting at 6:00 P.M. Read on...
  17. Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Releases 2021 Victim Report

    Lessons From 10 Years of Collaborative Leadership Task Force Assisted 357 Human Trafficking Victims in 2019 and 2020, Pivoted Support during COVID-19 Pandemic Read on...
  18. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 17, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, March 19, 2021 near Katella Avenue and Douglas Road between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M. Read on...
  19. Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Homeless Shelter

  20. Homicide and Suspect Arrest

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 17, 2020) – Anaheim Homicide Detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male resident of Anaheim for a recent homicide. Read on...
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